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FDL Movie Night Preview: Discussing the Reason for the Season

Jesus, real or made up? No matter what you can’t deny his effect on civilization over the past 2,000 years. Tonight we’re going to be looking at aspects of the historical Jesus with James Rietveld, PhD. From virgin birth through the flight to Egypt, Paul’s Epistles and the Gospels, Dr. Rietveld beings knowledge, academic perspective, wit and enthusiasm to the discussion.

Curious about Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The DaVinci Code which purport that Jesus’ bloodline continued? What about idea that Jesus’s story was a massive propaganda scheme by Emperor Vespasian, as claimed by Joseph Atwill in Caesar’s Messiah? And who the heck was St Nicholas and how does he fit to Christmas?

Join us tonight on Firedoglake.com’s front page from 5pm to 6:30pm for lively discussion. Please  be respectful of each other and our wide and varied belief systems; remember the words of Hebrews 11:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.